Several affecting factors of submucosal or Lymphovascular Invasion in Early Gastric Cancer Resected by Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter D.H. Kang
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors D.H. Kang1, C.W. Choi1, H.W. Kim1, S.B. Park1, S.J. Kim1, H.S. Nam1, W.H. Choi2, S.B. Lee2, S.H. Lee2, J.M. Park2
  • 1Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Republic of Korea, /
  • 2Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan-si, Republic of Korea, /


Submucosal invasion and lymphovascular invasion are thought to be independent risk factor of lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer resected by ESD. The possibility of lymph node metastasis is important to the assessment of the decision for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Therefore accurate diagnosis of the invasion depth prior to ESD remains a challenge and can only be confirmed by final pathologic report following ESD. Our study goal is to investigate the risk factors for invasion in EGC.